Monday, May 25, 2009

Just like the Coelacanth

I spent today with my awesome friend and former roommate, Tami, whom I have not seen in so long I can't remember. I know we haven't spoken since Christmas and other than the occasional text, we've been woefully out of touch. But she texted me on Wednesday and invited me to hang out and be girls, so I accepted.

After meeting her in Pasadena, we headed out to Burbank's Empire Center where we ventured into Michaels. I needed Polyfill; she needed two skeins of baby yarn. That's when I saw it--a sight I thought I'd never see in my lifetime, but much like the coelacanth, reports of its extinction have been greatly exaggerated. Look! A fully stocked yarn department!Two whole aisles of it!! I think I may have squealed out loud. Not only was it fully stocked, NOT A MESS, and color coordinated, but they have brought in some really great new brands of yarn in more natural fibers. I picked up some NaturallyCaron yarns in a lovely teal colorway. It comes in a wool blend and bamboo blend. They were also fully stocked in the Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool in all the colors. Wow!

From there we headed over to Glendale because Joann's is having a 50% off button sale. I totally needed buttons. From Joann's, we actually went back to Burbank, ate lunch at the Olive Garden, bought shoes (flip flops for me), got pedicures and then headed over to the Media Center for more shopping. I talked Tami into a really cute top at Old Navy, and the staff at Bath & Body Works talked both of us into the "Buy 3, Get 3 free" trap. I'm now up to my neck in good smelling stuff.

Now I'm home and tired and hungry, but I already took my bra off so I don't want to go out. I'll have to forage in my cupboards for something to make a meal. Hope your Memorial Day was just as memorable.


Ellen Bloom said...

Yes, that Michael's at the Empire Center is the best one surrounding L.A. I wish we had one like that in the City, proper. Sigh.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

WOW. What a great way to spend the day! I can't believe you found a fully-stocked yarn aisle (TWO!) at Michaels. Lemme know when Santa Monica follows suit...